Issue : 10 April 2003
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A bit of a brewSubscription
Alessi has commissioned 22 international architects to design its latest range of tea and coffee services, including David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Will Alsop and Future Systems (pictured).
BROWN ANNOUNCES BUDGETSubscription
Chancellor Gordon Brown delivered his 2003 Budget yesterday afternoon, outlining the Treasury's growth expectations for the UK economy and taxation plans for the forthcoming year.For analysis visit www. ajplus. co. uk
CHIPPERFIELD WINS GALLERYSubscription
David Chipperfield Architects has won an international competition to design the Hinter dem Giesshaus 1 gallery in Berlin (AJ 27.3.03). The only shortlisted British practice saw off competition from Frank Gehry, Peter Zumthor, Hans Kollhoff and Ron Radziner.
CONNECTICUT SCHOOL LISTSubscription
The University of Connecticut has shortlisted Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid Architects and Mack Scogin in the competition to design its new $30 million (£19.2 million) School of Fine Arts building. Each architect will work up a model of the building, which will contain opera, recital and concert halls.
HERITAGE SYSTEM REVIEWEDSubscription
The government has confirmed its full review of the heritage protection system, as revealed in the AJ (27.3.03). The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced a wide-ranging consultation prior to a decision by Tessa Jowell in the autumn.
FUTURE SYSTEMS' NEW LOOKSubscription
Budget clothes retailer New Look has appointed Future Systems to design its new flagship store in London's Oxford Street.
The Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsSubscription
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has unveiled the first images of Rick Mather Architects'$100 million (£64 million) masterplan for its 5.5ha site. The design - for the state capital Richmond - will include this five-storey stone and glass structure, which will add 10,000m 2of new hanging space to the gallery. The scheme also aims to restore the museum's entrance, demolish a 1976 extension and create a 600-space car park. Museum director Michael Brand described Mather's designs ...
Rogers in Welsh 'intimidation' rowSubscription
Wales' top civil servant has accused Lord Rogers of 'intimidation' after a heated correspondence with the Labour peer over the Welsh Assembly project.
'The bilious, biscuit-coloured office that forms the gateway to the new-look Paternoster Square is an insult to classical propriety, and to Wren.'
Public-sector trade union UNISON has launched a fresh offensive against the 'failure of design' in PFIprocured hospitals. Its report, The PFI Experience: